Okay, so it’s the end of January already? Sunday is the first day of February? Whaaaat?? It’s hard to believe that January has come and gone and that we are well into our way of 2015!
I am trying to get into a new groove with my blogging schedule for 2015, and that includes a “Things Loved” post at the end of every month. I have seen these on other blogs and really enjoy reading about what everyone else is into.
Here are some things that I’ve especially been loving during the month of January.
My Fitbit Flex
I kind of wondered when I got my Fitbit if the novelty would wear off and I would end up stashing it in my “junk basket” (not that I do that with other electronics or anything). I’m happy to report that I freaking LOVE my Fitbit and I’m still wearing it every day. It definitely motivates me to get up and move more.
Ed Sheeran’s X Album
I love Ed Sheeran <3 I think he is such a talented musician and he is all cute and humble and shy in interviews. I have really enjoyed the X album and my favorite songs are One, Thinking Out Loud and Nina.
Sedu Shampoo and Conditioner
You may remember last month that I purchased a new hair dryer from Folica. To my surprise, it came with free bottles (not samples!) of some Sedu Shampoo and Conditioner. I love getting free stuff! This shampoo is sulfate-free and smells amazing. It is honestly the best shampoo and conditioner I have ever used. IMO, it’s even better than Philosophy. I’m currently rationing it because I looked online and it’s $20 per bottle! That is how they get you… they lure you in with free stuff… sneaky. (photo from folica.com)
Racer Back Bras
Yep! I’m going to talk about undergarments
Ladies, if you have never purchased a racer back bra then you are missing out. You get the functionality of a sports bra with the look of a regular bra. This is my favorite style bra because 1) it doesn’t show when you’re wearing a halter top and 2) you don’t have to deal with bra straps falling down. These are the best for deep v-neck halters. I’m not a huge VS fan but my favorite racer back bra is from the Body by Victoria line. I would recommend getting one that is strictly racer back because the convertible ones are not nearly as comfortable. (photo credit victorassecret.com)
Bare Minerals Neutral Eyes Kit
I purchased this eye kit from Ulta over Christmas and I completely love it. Even though I have several eye palettes in beautiful colors, there is something to be said about a duo shadow that is so versatile. You could do easily create neutral daytime look or a smoky evening look with these two colors. The kit was regularly $30 but I used a 20% off Ulta coupon and it ended up only being $24. I thought this was a great deal for eye primer (this stuff is amazing), a double shadow, eyeliner and a nice eye brush. I really like the quality of bare minerals brushes so that definitely made the kit worth it. (photo credit: nordstrom.com)
New Blog Accessories
Working on this blog is a fun hobby for me and I would love to see it grow, but I always feel like I need to do a better job with planning posts. So I purchased some new accessories at the start of the New Year to help with this.
It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with my Erin Condren planner, but using it to plan all of my blog stuff was completely taking over the entire planner. I tried to use my outlook calendar for planning for a while but that didn’t work out very well. So I picked up a simple monthly calendar at Target to plan out each month, I love how now all of my posts are written out in a simple, clean layout that is specifically designated to only my blog. It’s also thin so it doesn’t take up much space.
My sister also got me this really cute Kate Spade notebook for my birthday, and I love using it to jot down ideas and make lists. It’s just something fun that I probably wouldn’t have splurged on myself, which I think makes for the perfect gift!
Thanks, M (photo credit: nordstrom.com)
What are some things that you are loving in January?